At the last regular Otero County Commission, a petition and suggested language for a county ordinance was submitted by yours truly. In light of the revelations concerning cooked climate change numbers and the impact it has on "science" used by the agencies in various agreements with the county, citizens felt it prudent to take this action. If you want to read the suggested language, please contact ORF and we will get it to you.
Below is the agenda for the work session on Wednesday, January 13th.
“Reorganization of the Commission Board”
Scheduled Citizen Communications:
(1) Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center – Request for FY 10/11 Sole Community Provider Medical Services funding in the amount of $2,796,818.
(2) 49 Operations Group Range Management Office – Public Outreach Program for Holloman AFB Bombing and Gunnery Ranges. (Work Session Only)
(3) Weed Community Association – Discuss Weed School maintenance responsibilities and road repair.
Unscheduled Citizen Communications: (Limited to 3 minutes)
The issues raised during "Unscheduled Citizen Communications” are not action items and shall not be entitled to decision making by the Otero County Commission at the meeting where they are first raised.
CONSENT AGENDA: All items marked “CA” will be approved by a single motion, these items on the “Consent Agenda” are considered routine and should not require further discussion. Items can be removed at the request of a Commissioner, County staff, or a member of the public, removed items will be heard in the order of the numbered sequence.
Elected Officials, Department Heads, Committee Reports:
(4) John Blansett– Mid-Year Budget Adjustments
(5) Donna Brandon – Mid-Year Budget Review (Regular Meeting Only)
CA (6) Jacqueline Jaramillo - Request approval of the Census 2010 Complete Count Committee Nominees.
Approval of Bills Lists:
CA (7) #28, 29, 30, 31 & 32
Approval of Minutes:
CA (8) November 19, 2009, Regular Meeting
December 8, 2009, Emergency Meeting
Health Care Services:
CA (9) Consider approving or denying claims for the month of January 2010.
CA (10) Request approval of a contract between Otero County and New Mexico OutSourcing, Inc. for Legislative Liaison Services. This is a one year contract with the option to renew for three additional years in the amount of $30,000. Reviewed by: Ginger Herndon
CA (11) Request approval of Sealed Bid 10-014 for a 2010 Rosenbauer Timberwolf Apparatus for the Alamo West VFD to Artesia Fire Equipment, Artesia, NM. The amount of purchase is $379,853 ($107,000 down payment to be paid by Alamo West, remaining balance financed through NM Finance Authority). Submitted by: Ginger Herndon
Resolutions, Contracts & Agreements:
CA (12) Request approval of Resolution # 01-21-10/98-28 making budget adjustments to reflect the award of a $1,973.69 Selective Traffic Enforcement Project (S.T.E.P.) grant to the Sheriff’s Department. Reviewed by: Donna Brandon
CA (13) Request approval of Resolution #01-21-10/98-29 making budget adjustments to reflect the reduction in state funding totaling $82,152 for School Bus Improvement ($13,457), State Highway CO-OP Projects ($20,749) and County Arterial Programs ($47,946). Submitted by: Donna Brandon
**** (14) Request approval of Resolution #01-13-10/98-30 formally adopting the mileage reimbursement rate of $0.41 per mile for the use of privately owned vehicles for all County business travel. Submitted by: Donna Brandon
CA (15) Request approval of Resolution #01-21-10/98-31 regarding the 2010 compliance with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. Submitted by: Ray Backstrom
CA (16) Request approval of Resolution #01-21-10/98-32 in opposition to the New Energy Economy petition. Submitted by: Commissioner Ronny Rardin
**** (17) Request approval of Resolution #01-13-10/98-33 requesting continuity for the current hold harmless gross receipts tax distributions to counties. Submitted by: Ray Backstrom
CA (18) Request approval of an agreement between Otero County and M3 Research (Dr. Garrett) for consulting services. This is a one year agreement in an amount not to exceed $70,980. Submitted by: Ray Backstrom
CA (19) Request approval of a professional service agreement between Otero County and the Regents of New Mexico State University, Range Improvement Task Force (Dr. Terrell Baker) providing services with multi-use issues within Otero County. This is a one year agreement in the amount of $25,000. Submitted by: Ray Backstrom
CA (20) Request approval to purchase mass appraisal/tax collection software from Tyler Technologies in the amount of $371,261. Submitted by: Dale Palkki/Gonzalo Estrada/Grace Gonzalez
(21) Discuss and consider approval of an employee agreement with the County Manager. Submitted by: Commissioner Ronny Rardin
Commission Discussions/Action Items:
A. Ronny Rardin – (District 3)
1) Petition – Otero County Ordinance regarding Anthropogenic (Man-Made) Global Warming/Climate Change
B. Doug Moore - (District 1)
C. Clarissa McGinn - (District 2)
County Managers Report:
NOTE: Commission always reserves the right to adjust the agenda as needed to better serve the public.
A. Collective Bargaining
B. Pending/Threatened Litigation
C. Personnel Issues
F. Detention Center
For Information Only:
The next scheduled Otero County Commission
meeting is Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.